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7960: The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa Downloads
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly and Anthony Mveyange
7959: Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency: evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Derick Bowen and Klaus W. Deininger
7958: The changing structure of Africa's economies Downloads
Xinshen Diao, Kenneth Harttgen and Margaret McMillan
7957: Impact of oil price fluctuations on financial markets since 2014 Downloads
Ha Minh Nguyen, Huong Nguyen and Anh Pham
7956: What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa Downloads
Tessa Bold, Deon Filmer, Gayle Martin, Ezequiel Molina, Christophe Rockmore, Brian Stacy, Jakob Svensson and Waly Wane
7955: Social learning about environmental innovations: experimental analysis of adoption timing Downloads
Julian C Jamison, David Owens and Glenn Woroch
7954: Can solar lanterns improve youth academic performance ? experimental evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Yuya Kudo, Abu Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi
7953: Firms'export decisions: demand trumps financial shocks Downloads
Francesca de Nicola and Shawn Tan
7952: Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh Downloads
Rishabh Sinha
7951: Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity Downloads
Talip Kilic, Umar Serajuddin, Hiroki Uematsu and Nobuo Yoshida
7950: Breaking into tradables: urban form and urban function in a developing city Downloads
Anthony Venables
7949: Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Xavier Cirera, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef, Hibret Belete Maemir, Xavier Cirera, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef and Hibret Belete Maemir
7948: How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Raul Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Maria Gabriela Farfan Bertran, German Jeremias Reyes and Liliana Sousa
7947: Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations Downloads
Alen Mulabdic, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta
7946: Death scares: how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7945: Get rich or die tryin': perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7944: Pedagogy versus school readiness: the impact of a randomized reading instruction intervention and community-based playgroup intervention on early grade reading outcomes in Tonga Downloads
Kevin Macdonald, Sally Ann Brinkman, Wendy Jarvie, Myrna Machuca-Sierra, Kristen Andrew Mcdonall, Souhila Messaoud-Galusi, Siosiana Tapueluelu and Binh Thanh Vu
7943: Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Fang Xia and Stein Holden
7942: Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia Downloads
Eric Mvukiyehe
7941: Reforming village-level governance via horizontal pressure: evidence from an experiment in Zimbabwe Downloads
Kate Baldwin, Shylock Muyengwa and Eric Mvukiyehe
7940: Conditionality as targeting?: participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers Downloads
Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7939: The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile Downloads
Sandra Natalia Martinez Aguilar, Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez and Giselle Eugenia Del Carmen Hasbun
7938: On the structural transformation of rural Africa Downloads
Christopher Barrett, Luc Christiaensen, Megan Britney Sheahan and Abebe Abebe
7937: Foreign banks and international transmission of monetary policy: evidence from the syndicated loan market Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Balint Horvath and Harry Huizinga
7936: Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy?: Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses Downloads
Myung Jae Sung, Rajul Awasthi and Hyung Chul Lee
7935: With a little help: shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda Downloads
Ruth Hill and Carolina Mejia-Mantilla
7934: Can grants to consortia spur innovation and science-industry collaboration?: regression-discontinuity evidence from Poland Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
7933: Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Sergio Firpo and Antonio F. Galvao
7932: Exchange rate flexibility and the effect of remittances on economic growth Downloads
Emmanuel Lartey
7931: The role of information and cash transfers on early childhood development: evidence from Nepal Downloads
Michael Benjamin Levere, Gayatri Acharya and Prashant Bharadwaj
7930: Globalization and the gender earnings gap: evidence from Sri Lanka and Cambodia Downloads
Yevgeniya Savchenko, Gladys C. Lopez-Acevedo and Raymond Robertson
7929: Caste system Downloads
Karla Hoff
7928: Emerging economies'versus advanced countries'investment impact in Africa Downloads
Kenechukwu Maria Ezemenari, Esubalew Alehegn Tiruneh and Evelyn Wamboye
7927: Job quality and poverty in Latin America Downloads
Peter Brummund, Christopher Ryan Mann and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7926: Pass-through of competitors'exchange rates to us import and producer prices Downloads
Steven Michael Pennings
7925: The public/private wage differential in the land of gross national happiness Downloads
Achim Schmillen
7924: Labor drops: experimental evidence on the return to additional labor in microenterprises Downloads
Suresh De Mel, David J. Mckenzie, Christopher M. Woodruff, Suresh De Mel, David J. Mckenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
7923: Understanding India's urban frontier: what is behind the emergence of census towns in India ? Downloads
Partha Mukhopadhyay, Marie-Helene Zerah, Gopa Samanta and Augustin Maria
7922: Are automation and trade polarizing developing country labor markets, too ? Downloads
William Maloney and Carlos A. Molina
7921: Does mass deworming affect child nutrition ? meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness, and statistical power Downloads
Kevin Croke, Joan Hamory Hicks, Eric Hsu, Michael Robert Kremer and Edward Miguel
7920: Vulnerability to drought and food price shocks: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Ruth Hill and Catherine Porter
7919: Services in the European Union: what kinds of regulatory policies enhance productivity ? Downloads
Erik van der Marel, Janez Kren and Mariana Iootty De Paiva Dias
7918: A difficult relationship: declining (but productive) FDI inflows in Turkey Downloads
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Miguel Eduardo Sanchez Martin and Gilles Lambert Fabien Jean-Luc Thirion
7917: Building an ex ante simulation model for estimating the capacity impact, benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness of child care subsidies: an application using provider-level data from Turkey Downloads
Meltem A. Aran, Ana Maria Munoz Boudet and Nazli Aktakke
7916: The global information and communications technology industry: where Vietnam fits in global value chains Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Ezequiel Zylberberg
7915: A poor means test ? econometric targeting in Africa Downloads
Caitlin Susan Brown, Martin Ravallion, Dominique Van De Walle, Caitlin Susan Brown, Martin Ravallion and Dominique Van De Walle
7914: Dodging bullets: the heterogeneous effect of political violence on greenfield FDI Downloads
Caroline Witte, Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Enrico Pennings
7913: The political economy of teacher management in decentralized Indonesia Downloads
Andrew Rosser and Mohamad Fahmi
7912: Residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan: targeting, welfare impacts, and options for reform Downloads
Thomas Walker, Ezgi Canpolat, Farah Khalid Khan and Adea Kryeziu
7911: The morphology of African cities Downloads
Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Somik V. Lall and Nancy Lozano Gracia
7910: Optimal allocation of natural resource surpluses in a dynamic macroeconomic framework: a DSGE analysis with evidence from Uganda Downloads
Albert G. Zeufack, Alexandre Kopoin, Jean-Pascal Nganou, Fulbert Tchana Tchana and Laurent Kemoe
7909: Sources of productivity growth in Uganda: the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s Downloads
Allen Curtis K. Dennis, Taye Mengistae, Yutaka Yoshino and Albert G. Zeufack
7908: Financial constraints and girls'secondary education: evidence from school fee elimination in the Gambia Downloads
Moussa Blimpo, Ousman Gajigo and Todd Pugatch
7907: CPI bias and its implications for poverty reduction in Africa Downloads
Andrew L. Dabalen, Isis Gaddis and Nga Thi Viet Nguyen
7906: Mining and economic development: did China's WTO accession affect African local economic development ? Downloads
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly and Anthony Mveyange
7905: Impact of public-private partnerships on private school performance: evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Pierre Gaspard De Galbert, James Paul Habyarimana and Shwetlena Sabarwal
7904: Matchmaking in Nairobi: the role of land use Downloads
Paolo Avner and Somik V. Lall
7903: Sovereign wealth funds and long-term investments in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Boubacar Diallo, Fulbert Tchana Tchana and Albert G. Zeufack
7902: Housing finance and inclusive growth in Africa: benchmarking, determinants, and effects Downloads
Christian Nguena, Fulbert Tchana Tchana and Albert G. Zeufack
7901: When the money runs out: do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? Downloads
Sarah Jane Baird, Craig Mcintosh and Berk Özler
7900: Can enhancing the benefits of formalization induce informal firms to become formal ? experimental evidence from Benin Downloads
Najy Benhassine, David J. Mckenzie, Victor Maurice Joseph Pouliquen, Massimiliano Santini, Najy Benhassine, David J. Mckenzie, Victor Maurice Joseph Pouliquen and Massimiliano Santini
7899: The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms'export performance Downloads
Maciej Albinowski, Jan Hagemejer, Stefania Lovo and Gonzalo Varela
7898: Food prices and poverty Downloads
Derek Headey
7897: Pro-growth equity: a policy framework for the twin goals Downloads
Luis Lopez-Calva and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7896: How liberal is Nepal's liberal grade promotion policy ? Downloads
Dhiraj Sharma
7895: Secondary towns and poverty reduction: refocusing the urbanization agenda Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Ravi Kanbur, Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
7894: Heterogeneous returns to income diversification: evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Eleonora Bertoni, Paul Corral Rodas, Vasco Molini and Gbemisola Oseni
7893: Demographic change and development: a global typology Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Marcio Cruz, Bryce Ramsey Quillin and Philip Schellekens
7892: Grow, invest, insure: a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 Downloads
Indermit S. Gill, Ana L. Revenga and Christian Zeballos
7891: Shedding light: understanding energy efficiency and electricity reliability Downloads
Eliana Carranza and Robyn Meeks
7890: Does mobile money use increase firms'investment ? evidence from enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania Downloads
Asif Islam, Silvia Muzi and Jorge Luis Rodriguez Meza
7889: Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability: evidence from India Downloads
Hussain A. Samad and Fan Zhang
7888: Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation: evidence from the Russian Federation Downloads
Alvaro S. Gonzalez, Siddharth Sharma and Hari Subhash
7887: Model and methods for estimating the number of people living in extreme poverty because of the direct impacts of natural disasters Downloads
Julie Rozenberg and Stephane Hallegatte
7886: Socioeconomic resilience: multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Adrien Camille Vogt-Schilb
7885: Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte and Adrien Camille Vogt-Schilb
7884: Deregulation and firm investment: evidence from the dismantling of the license system in India Downloads
Ivan Kandilov, Asli Leblebiciogu and Ruchita Manghnani
7883: Does input-trade liberalization affect firms'foreign technology choice ? Downloads
Maria Bas and Antoine Berthou
7882: Cash transfers and health: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
David Evans, Brian Holtemeyer and Katrina Kosec
7881: Children left behind in China: the role of school fees Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang, Yang Huang and Harris Selod
7880: Transit migration: all roads lead to America Downloads
Erhan Artuc, Caglar Ozden, Erhan Artuc and Caglar Ozden
7879: Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data Downloads
Alexandria Valerio, Maria Sanchez Puerta, Namrata Raman Tognatta and Sebastian Monroy Taborda
7878: Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data Downloads
Namrata Raman Tognatta, Alexandria Valerio and Maria Sanchez Puerta
7877: Growth recovery in southern Europe: a dozen lessons, old and new Downloads
Roumeen Islam
7876: New rural access index: main determinants and correlation to poverty Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, A.K. Farhad Ahmed, Edward Charles Anderson, Adam Stone Diehl, Laban Maiyo, Tatiana Peralta Quiros and Kulwinder Singh Rao
7875: Global migration of talent and tax incentives: evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program Downloads
Ximena Vanessa Del Carpio, Caglar Ozden, Mauro Testaverde, Mathis Christoph Wagner, Ximena Vanessa Del Carpio, Caglar Ozden, Mauro Testaverde and Mathis Christoph Wagner
7874: Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic Downloads
Fabrice Defever, José-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riano and Miguel Eduardo Sanchez Martin
7873: Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households Downloads
Robert J. Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao, L. Colin Xu, Robert J. Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao and L. Colin Xu
7872: Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data Downloads
Anna Carin Charlotte Welander
7871: The cultural trade index: an introduction Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7870: The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 Downloads
David Rosenblatt
7869: Sharing oil rents and political violence Downloads
Tito Cordella and Harun Onder
7868: ICT use, innovation, and productivity: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Xavier Cirera, Filipe Lage and Leonard Sabetti
7867: Assessing the degree of international consumption risk sharing Downloads
Constantino Hevia, Luis Serven, Constantino Hevia and Luis Serven
7866: How do cities in Ethiopia create jobs ? Downloads
Megha Mukim
7865: Preferential liberalization, antidumping, and safeguards: stumbling block evidence from MERCOSUR Downloads
Chad P. Bown, Patricia Tovar, Chad P. Bown and Patricia Tovar
7864: Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition Downloads
Vincent Floreani, Gladys C. Lopez-Acevedo and Martin Rama
7863: Does governing law affect bond spreads ? Downloads
Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De and Sergio Andres Kurlat
7862: The world is not yet flat: transport costs matter ! Downloads
Kristian Behrens, W. Mark Brown and Theophile Bougna
7861: Firm financing in Chile after the 2014-15 tax reform: debt or equity ? debt or equity? Downloads
Fernando Leonardo Hernandez
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